422 fuel grants to the value of £205,890 awarded in November! We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in January 2021. The deadline date for applications is Friday 18 December 2020.
At the Community Grants Panel meeting on 15th October 2020 13 grants were approved with a total value of £248,600. Grants approved included:
Richmond Citizens Advice Bureau was awarded a grant of £30,000 towards running costs for their advice office in Hampton Hill and outreach work in the local area.
A grant of £25,000 was awarded to the charity Richmond Music Trust to support subsidised music lessons for young people from low income families attending schools in the Hampton Fund area of benefit.
The Greenwood Community Centre in Hampton Hill received a grant of £40,000 towards staffing costs to enable them to run a programme of community activities.
Art & Soul is a charity that provides art therapy workshops. They received a grant of £9,000 to deliver a Creative Connections programme of workshops for adults and young people in the Hampton Fund area.
A grant of £30,000 was awarded to The People Hive a charity in Twickenham providing support, activities and work experience and volunteering opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.
Linden Hall Community Centre in Hampton was awarded a grant of £22,500 towards staffing costs to enable them to run activities for the local community.
Grants for a total of £18,000 will pay towards the Orange Tree Theatre education programme in local schools and a community programme including a youth theatre and drama activities for older people.
At our last meeting in July 2020 Hampton Fund helped 113 families and single people on low income with the cost of their gas and electricity bills. In the past year as a whole, 1591 fuel grants have been awarded with a total value of £767,500.
The wellbeing of our staff and duty of care to our beneficiaries is of paramount importance to Hampton Fund. In view of the current exceptional circumstances, the office will be closed to the public until further notice. Individual applications can be sent by post as normal or individually posted through the letter box at the bottom of the front door of our office. For those who are elderly and vulnerable, we will be accepting telephone applications and will be working with our community partners to disseminate this information.
Community Grant Holders
We acknowledge that services/activities funded by Hampton Fund will be affected by COVID-19 and we will be reasonable, supportive and flexible in our partnership approach to any delay or changes to agreed outcomes.
If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.